Wacif Leadership Selected for Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Montgomery Cohorts for 2021

Wacif CEO Harold Pettigrew, Director of Development & Communications Brendon Miller, and Board Member Matt Glatting were selected to participate in executive leadership programs, deepening regional strategic relationships and impact

Washington, DC (October 01, 2020) — The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) is proud to announce that members of its executive leadership, Harold Pettigrew, CEO; Matt Glatting, Board Member, and Brendon Miller, Director of Communications & Development, have been selected to join Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) and Leadership Montgomery (LM), respectively.

“Wacif is honored to have its leadership join these great networks with such rich history of impact throughout the region,” said Harold Pettigrew, Wacif CEO. “I look forward to joining the Leadership Greater Washington community as an opportunity to deepen connections and exchange insight from some of the region’s best leaders seeking to make a difference in the region.”

Harold and Matt joins Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2021 cohort accelerating community progress across the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Approximately 60 leaders will participate in LGW’s Signature Program, a 10-month experience that allows participants to share and gain expertise on critical topics impacting the communities they serve. With nearly 20 years of experience working in economic development, and strong leadership advancing Wacif’s mission of equity and opportunity, Harold will be a beneficial contributor to the cohort. Matt Glatting, Executive Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Housing Partnership Equity Trust, and Wacif Board Member, will also represent strategic leadership values as a member of the Class of 2021. With over a decade of financial and investment management experience, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the newest cohort.

“It is an honor to be selected for Leadership Greater Washington’s Signature Program,” said Matt Glatting, Executive Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Housing Partnership Equity Trust, and Wacif Board Member, “I am excited about the opportunities to build lasting relationships, engage with, and learn from this diverse community of leaders.”

In Montgomery County, Maryland, Brendon joins 57 public, private, and nonprofit leaders in Leadership Montgomery’s 2021 CORE Program. LM is the county’s flagship initiative, intended to cultivate a strong network of seasoned leaders and decision-makers through a 10-month program that provides participants with the opportunity to further their understanding of local issues, while working collectively to elevate Montgomery County  Brendon brings more than 15 years of  leadership experience in the public and private sector, with an expertise in designing and implementing integrated development and communications plans.

“It’s an honor to be selected by Leadership Montgomery and share this experience with so many outstanding leaders,” said Brendon Miller, Wacif Director of Development and Communications. “I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from my classmates and collaborate in service to our community.”

Wacif is honored to have three of our leaders championing our vision of inclusion and equity across the Greater Washington region. The Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Montgomery networks leverage the expertise of their participants to focus and solve pressing issues hindering the advancement of the communities they serve. Together, the two programs will bring a collective of experienced stakeholders to exchange and obtain resources, knowledge, and connections.


About the Washington Area Community Investment Fund

The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) is one of the Washington, DC. metropolitan’s area’s leading Community Development Financial Institution’s (CDFI) focused on small business development. Wacif’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, D.C. area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low-and-moderate-income entrepreneurs. In the last five years, Wacif has deployed nearly $10 million in capital to underserved communities throughout the region. To learn more about Wacif’s mission, visit www.wacif.org.

About Leadership Greater Washington

Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) brings together a select group of leading executives from business, government, and nonprofits for dialogue and education about the region. With a shared desire to give back to the community, LGW empowers leaders to collaborate on improving the quality of life and solving the region’s challenges. Through its 10-month signature program, members emerge with a better understanding of the region’s political, economic, and social structures and gain access to a network of leaders who can provide personal and professional support.

About Leadership Montgomery

Leadership Montgomery is advancing Montgomery County through a network of more than 2,500 public, private and nonprofit leaders who share a commitment to making meaningful changes for a thriving community. Celebrating 30 years of excellence, Leadership Montgomery educates, inspires, convenes and connects leaders through programs supported by a hands-on learning curriculum and service-based programs. Our graduates emerge better connected to people, organizations, and volunteer opportunities through improved understanding, services and relationships.